Post by choupiquer on Feb 23, 2018 20:15:46 GMT -5
Its a standard appetizer on most Middle Eastern restaurant menus. It comes in a folded block 4" x 4" x 2" thick.
Cut or unfold the block into two 4x4x1 slabs. Generally, one 1" slab is enough for an appetizer. In a serving dish, add a few tbsp of olive oil, 1/4 wedge of lemon squeezed into the oil, 1/2 clove pureed (chop then paste with the side of the knife) garlic, salt and cracked black pepper. Stir vigorously.
Add to the dressing sliced roasted red pepper, halved grape tomatoes, sliced cucumber, and a few calamata olives. Set aside to marinate.
In a nonstick skillet heated over medium heat, add a tsp of olive oil and place the slab of cheese on the oil. Fry for a couple of minutes till the cheese turns golden brown. Flip and repeat on the other side.
Slice the warm cheese into 6 strips. Move the marinated veggies to the edges of the dish and place the sliced cheese into the pool of olive oil dressing.
Last Edit: Feb 23, 2018 20:17:09 GMT -5 by choupiquer
I was just at the store looking for supper and almost got some haloumi and ground lamb for a burger patty but instead opted for the house faux fried rice fixins, a couple of premade egg rolls, and a couple of the veggie rolls in the rice paper wrapper.